Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Build my own version 2 months before the actual product release, it's a very nice looking model. I've added another section to it so it looks bigger. :)
That Ewok Village is amazing. I got mine recently from a professional female ice-skater that had 3 un-opened. WUT?! Snagged mine for $240 which is quite a steal.
Build it! You won't be disappointed. I love the tree structure which is big and detailed. Here's a photo taken 2 years back.
Just going to start on bag 5. I should have enough room to place done CMF'S since I got the set without figs to save a bit of money. I got the bounty and the temple with figs so got all the ninja's anyway.
Really impressed with the relief under the water and there's so many pieces in such a small space, very heavy already. And yes, great techniques. Enjoying this a lot.
It’s Perfect! The building experience was equally as satisfying as the models themselves, wonderful and creative use of parts. Money well spent!
Then after an afternoon exploring the local woods and tea, we cracked open the Creator Beetle to make a start. An hour of building with my daughter and bag 1s are completed.
If I can successfully build it, maybe I’ll build the even rarer Hemi Cuda Convertible as well.
No matter - it's better than Market Street.
I started watching the Ninjago series on Amazon Prime, so now I'm eying some of those sets.
Almost every one of the Ninjago Movie sets is great and worth picking up imo. The show based sets are definitely more hit or miss, but there's certainly some gems in there.
Had a coffee and bacon sarnie fueled breakfast build hour on the Beetle before a break for a trip to my parents to play trains. Then an afternoon at the kitchen table, this time fueled by Christmas cake and chocolate coins while watching the latest episode of The Grand Tour.
And its parked up on the shelf alongside the Camper and the two mini versions.
The only thing that didn't quite sit right was how small / fairground-ish the finished product looked.
So when it appeared in the sale last year, I couldn't resist getting another one to see what I could do.....
And here it is, my #10254 x2 Winter Train.
Of course, a bigger train needs bigger bits to tow.
The gearing to make sure the trees still turned in the middle of the trailer was entertaining especially as it was just trial and error with the limited extra gears that I have in my parts collection but that made it all the more rewarding when it finally worked. :)
Still have a few small bits to get to finish it off but they can wait until I'm next on Bricklink.
You could leave it imploded, and then set up a great scene of decay and disrepair on the surface of Tatooine with the new one coming out later this year chugging along in front of the old imploded one :D (Or behind it. I'm not picky :P )
Funnily enough, our tree/gift wagon & caboose look nearly identical :-)
Looking at your tender, it looks better, and I want to extend mine by 2 studs.
I had my issues with this as well. As it is, when moving the tree now spins at hyperspeed, as I wasn't able to figure out how to gear it down and have the tree still placed in the middle.
I know I've posted this picture before, but couldn't figure out where or when...
(And the hotdog wagon is a take off of the friends hotdog van 41129)
It came in the sealed bag with the other large red train wheels. However, I couldn't really see it used in the instructions. Am I missing something? I'm sure it's a very common train part used for a number of reasons, but it's been stumping me for the last couple of months!
The blind driver is actually not part of the official set build though.
According to the information on Big Ben Bricks website (they specialise in trains) the blind driver is used instead of a flanged wheel on a multi wheel setup to go round curved track so the wheel floats above the bend as opposed to making the flanged wheels jump the track.
http://www.bigbenbricks.com/applications.html explains it a lot better than I can. :)
3 (THREE!!!) sausages!!!!
I'm still not entirely happy with the look of the engine and have already been on Bricklink getting some parts to modify it. When I get it finished I'll post some better pics.
I had wanted to avoid gears on the outside of the trestle (?), but couldn't figure out how to keep the worm gear while doing so. So I came up with this, which is ludicrous when the train is battery powered..., but fine with a little manual movement when on display.
I might go for your solution, but see if I can cover up the gears with something appropriate so they're not so visible.
For the locomotive I basically copied the mechanics & design of the engine in set 79111 constitution train chase
I wasn't 100% sure about the cogs on the outside either, that's why I put the steps over them to try to cover as much as possible.
As my train runs on a track on the floor it doesn't actually show that much unless you lying down next to it and I sort of figured if anybody has their face that low to the ground they probably have more pressing matters than a couple of grey gears. :)
The destruction of grey matter after over lubricating the gears!
(I swear I was 20 again last night, and then I woke up, oh the horror)
Nice to end the day with a laugh.
So, now everyone can get back on topic, I'm off to bed.
However, I don't know if that would work with the ground-clearance?
it looks good. and i am happy with the build to this point.
but time to take a brake.